May’s Games with Gold won’t sell consoles

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People may moan about Games with Gold’s offering – the games haven’t always been stellar, but at least they expand your library, right? Well, I think the issue this month is that none of these offerings would make we want to buy a console. Or really even play on my console. But here they are!

In the Xbox One corner, we have CastleStorm: Definitive Edition. Valued at $14.99, it’s a genre mash-up combining medieval warfare with 2D physics-based destruction.

Prepare to be challenged (in a good way) to manage a lot of battlefield elements at one time by controlling the battle in real-time, bombarding your enemy’s battlements with ballista-projected artillery, managing a fearsome ground attack, and casting powerful spells in epic conflict between Knights and Viking warriors! CastleStorm: Definitive Edition features a story-driven single-player campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer and co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun! In addition to the original CastleStorm campaign, the Definitive Edition includes two expansions, “From Outcast to Savior” and “The Warrior Queen” for the most complete CastleStorm package available.

If you didn’t already grab it last month, don’t worry – Pool Nation has been extended for another month. Any of you using your Xbox One to smack those balls together?

In the Xbox 360 corner, we have a tag team of Mafia II and F1 2013. Back in 2010 when Mafia II was released, we reviewed it and gave it a rather high score. While games like GTA V and Sleeping Dogs have since blown it out of the water, Mafia II is still ideal for those who want to pretend to be a 40s/50s gangster, complete with driving classic cars and robbing banks. F1 2013 was praised despite being the only game of its type – it’s easy to be the best when you’re the only one. Still, if you’re looking for a racer this month and you’re not willing to dish out the money for a real driving simulator, F1 2013 could help satisfy the vroom vroom urge.

This isn’t a bad selection of games, but it just doesn’t amaze me. The Xbox One game could be fun, but isn’t something I was looking forward to playing and the Xbox 360 games can’t compare to other titles that you could find in the bargain bin at this point. Thanks for trying Xbox, and free games will always be awesome, but I’m now overly impressed.

Last Updated: April 30, 2015

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